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A/A Armament of the U-617 (Flak) in 1943?
Posted by: Jan7 ()
Date: April 10, 2009 02:11PM

A/A Armament of the U-617 (Flak) in 1943?

One of the questions on U-617 as intrigate is precisely this: What type of AA armament carries? As you seen, In this detail, zoom of a photo of this book: [www.amazon.co.uk] Due at the quality of the photo isn't posible determine what is present at 12/September 1943 (date of the varashment).



Page 117 Ref AIR 15/471 U-617 left and beached.

I remark with red lines finds interesting.....

Are a A/A gun of 37 mm caliber near the bow?
Two twin 20 mm Flak in the Wintergarten? Are these spots over the water?

A single 20 mm Flak in bridge?
Two single 13,2 mm in rear platform?

Any can share with our investigation a photo in the epoch?



Our documents only talks about "Recovered three pieces from the bottom of the sea, near at the submarine by a buzo/submarinist"

Any indication for confirm these interrogants are welcome.





Jan.

73 y buenos DX de Jan7

La llave de la libertad es la sabiduria. El cerrojo de la esclavitud la ignorancia


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